When it comes to getting rid of wrinkles, the first thing that most of us think of—and often go to—is Botox. While the injectable toxin may be the gold standard for smoothing out skin and lessening signs of aging (other neurotoxins like Dysport and Xeomin do the same, as well) there are also a handful of out-of-the-box ways to use this miracle agent.
1. REDUCE SWEATY ARMPITS
One of the original uses for Botox was to treat excessively sweaty underarms, which is medically known as hyperhidrosis, a condition that affects millions and can be embarrassing. The FDA approved use is, according to New York dermatologist Doris Day, MD, one of the most life changing treatments. “People are thrilled with the fact that they can wear clothes that have color and that they won’t stain their clothing or have the world know that they are nervous or embarrassed,” says Dr Day. In the skin live tiny muscles that contract to push sweat out. Injecting Botox in the armpits prevents the muscles from contracting so that there’s virtually no sweat. To find out the other form of medical use of Botox click here.